It’s been an interesting 2022 for smartphones, we’re spoiled for choice and seeing at least two new models every month. As we celebrate the holidays and end the year with a bang, there’s no better time to look at the smartphones of the year as many of them got discounts off their usual prices, so here’s our holiday gift guide on smartphone list to reward yourself or gift to your friends and family.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
While Samsung’s latest foldable devices are rather attractive, there’s no denying that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is still one of the best flagship Android phones on the market. If you prefer a more traditional form factor, it offers an excellent quad-camera system that not many can match. And a built-in S Pen for artistic drawing and writing notes, and a 5000 mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging.
At the time of writing, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can be had for as low as RM4549 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, but we highly recommend getting the 256GB storage model if you can afford it.
Get the Galaxy S22 Ultra here on Lazada. Alternatively, you can trade in an old phone on Samsung.com to enjoy an additional RM600 off the phone.
Xiaomi 12T Pro phone
With a 200MP imaging system, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is an excellent travel camera phone as I’ve detailed in this recent write-up, and it’s plenty powerful for gaming with its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support for a heavy workday. On top of that, the Xiaomi 12T Pro comes with harman/kardon tuned stereo speakers and a 6.67-inch 1220p CrystalRes AMOLED display, which is hard to come by for less than RM3,000.
Head here to buy the Xiaomi 12T Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
Samsung made a definite statement with the Z Flip4 this year, though it looks a lot like its predecessor, it has a slimmer hinge that makes it lighter to hold, Samsung even managed to fit in a larger 3,700mAh battery, and the Z The Flip 4 also gains 25W fast charging and is powered by the more efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and still packs a 12MP dual camera setup which works very well for taking travel shots.
Head here to buy the Galaxy Z Flip4.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 and 6D
Want more oomph for gaming on your smartphone? The ASUS ROG Phone 6 and 6D are great options to consider as they are powered by the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and Mediatek Dimensity 9000+ respectively, have ultra-responsive 165Hz screens, air gamers, and large 6000mAh batteries. It easily lasts twice as long. days of regular use, and if you opt for their Ultimate versions, you’ll get a great LED display that you can customize to your liking.
ROG Phone 6 can be purchased for as low as RM3325 here, and ROG Phone 6D can be purchased for as low as RM3089 here.
Poco F4 GT
The ROG Phone 6 may be a bit pricey for some, that’s why we have flagships like the POCO F4 GT, which is still a powerhouse at just under RM2000 and is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, you get a 6.67-inch 120 inch AMOLED display Hz, stereo speakers, 120W fast charging, and physical game drivers that can perform better in games than ROG Phone 6’s over-the-air drivers.
POCO F4 GT can be had for as low as RM1,999, click here to buy.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G phone
The Galaxy A73 5G pretty much ticks all the boxes for being a great sub RM2000 smartphone, it’s unfair to call it a mid-range device, as it has some of the hallmarks of a flagship phone, such as IP67 water and dust resistance, 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display Dual stereo speakers, 108MP main camera with OIS, 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, and a fast Snapdragon 778G processor that can handle demanding Android gaming titles.
Moreover, it is available in the very refreshing colors of Awesome Gray, Awesome Mint, and Awesome White, and can be purchased for as low as RM1,869 here.
With licensed Google Mobile Services pre-installed, the Honor 70 is one of the most stylish Android phones that performs well and takes excellent pictures with its 54MP Sony IMX800 sensor, has a beautiful 6.67″ 120Hz AMOLED curved screen, and has a 4800mAh battery with a fast 66W It ships and is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+ processor.
Head here to buy the Honor 70.
iPhone 14 Pro
An iPhone can never go wrong as a gift. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max make an excellent gift because it’s the best iPhone Apple has ever produced. Equipped with the power-efficient and fast A16 Bionic chip and an all-new camera system, the iPhone 14 Pro delivers a refreshing user experience with the Dynamic Island, which doubles as a status bar for music and devices. Set time and more.
Head here to buy the iPhone 14 Pro, and here to buy the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
If you’re looking to experience 5G without breaking the bank and don’t want to miss out on features, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is a mid-range phone that challenges the expensive flagship phones, it has a 6.67-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED display, dual stereo speakers and a camera It has a resolution of 108MP and a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging and is powered by the efficient Snapdragon 695 processor.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G can be purchased for as low as RM1,199 here.
Infinix Hot 20
Just like its name, the Infinix Hot 20 is a really “hot” phone for what it brings to the table. At just RM599, this entry-level phone offers a large 6.81-inch display that refreshes at 90Hz, dual stereo speakers, an excellent 50MP main camera, a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and a Mediatek Helio G85 processor. Fairly powerful with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
Infinix Hot 20 can be purchased here.